Why is allergy increasing?


  • The latest surveys show that the rates of allergy are increasing throughout the world, affecting up to 30-35% of people at some stage in their lives.
  • This increase was initially seen in countries such as the UK, Europe and USA, but can now be found in all countries undergoing industrial development.
  • The pattern of allergy is also changing – initially, the increase was in asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).



  • Genetics
  • The Hygiene Hypothesis
  • Changes in the food we eat
  • Environmental factor





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *